After Afridi, Pakistan’s Former Prime Minister Gilani Tests Positive For COVID-19
Karachi: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday.
The 67-year-old Gilani had recently attended a hearing of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a corruption case. Two days earlier, chief of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Shehbaz Sharif had tested positive for COVID-19 after appearing before the NAB in a money-laundering case.
Gilani’s son Kasim Gilani announced the news in a sarcastic tweet. “Thank you Imran Khan’s govt and National Accountability Bureau! You have successfully put my father’s life in danger. His COVID-19 result came positive,” Kasim said.
Pakistan’s charismatic former cricket captain Shahid Afridi also tested positive earlier on Saturday.
Like in India, coronavirus cases in Pakistan have been rising alarmingly. The total number of positive cases stands at 132,405 after a record 6,472 new infections were detected. The death toll so far is 2,551, according to the Pakistan health ministry.